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Seastar team awarded

THE team responsible for the emergency response to eradicate an incursion of Northern Pacific Seastar at Tidal River in 2012 has won an award for its efforts. The 2014 Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Science Awards were held at Parliament House last week, where the seastar team won the inaugural Emergency Management Award. […]

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Excitement builds over ’Burra hub

KORUMBURRA is closer to receiving its long awaited children’s centre. The State Government is expected to announce whether it will fund the Korumburra Integrated Children’s Centre within a fortnight. The project, to be built in Mair Crescent, is described as “shovel ready”. South Gippsland Shire Council has submitted an application to the State Government under the Department of […]

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Growth stunt

WITH Leongatha and Wonthaggi set for a major growth in population by 2015, South West Gippsland Transport Group’s Max Semken has upped the push for better public transport services for Gippsland. Projections by the State Government will see more than 2.2 million into regional Victoria by 2015. In light of these projections, Mr Semken, of […]

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NBN coming to Leongatha South

LEONGATHA South will be the next local region hooked up to the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) superfast fixed wireless network, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent announced last week. “This is great news for the 287 premises that will soon have access to lightning fast broadband. Little by little we’re seeing the electorate getting a taste of […]

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No answer

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is still investigating the legality of vegetation clearing linked to the Bald Hills Wind Farm. Contractors have agreed to halt vegetation removal works along the Venus Bay- Inverloch Road, following concerns raised by local residents about excessive vegetation being removed for the purpose of installing 27km of powerline. Since the works […]

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Eleanor looks ahead to Rio

ELEANOR Patterson brought her Commonwealth Games gold medal home to Leongatha on Friday, August 8 and the young high jumper says the medal came about because of a wonderful partnership. Eighteen year old Eleanor says her coach, David Green, is the reason for her success. Eleanor’s world is spinning since she cleared 1.94 metres at […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Footy first for MDU

GRAND final fever has hit Meeniyan with the town set to host its first Alberton Football Netball League (AFNL) grand final on Saturday, September13. AFNL director of special events and publicity Gary Adams said this would be the first time the Meeniyan Dumbalk club would host a grand final since the Alberton and Bass Valley […]

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Thomas riding high in Gippstar Awards

LEONGATHA’S Commonwealth Games champion Eleanor Patterson and Junior cyclist Thomas McFarlane were among the athletes featured at the Gippstar Awards in Morwell on Wednesday evening, August 6. Eleanor Patterson is now a household name and people constantly remark on how natural and delightful a young girl she is. Thomas McFarlane is one of the Junior […]

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200 game milestones

NOT many clubs are fortunate enough to retain the services of players for 200 games but on Saturday, Meeniyan Dumbalk United, in the Alberton League, saw netballer Louise Bruce achieve this milestone. Louise stepped onto the court to play her 200th senior game in the B Grade netball team after a career stretching over 20 […]

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Calling all Nippers

INVERLOCH Surf Life Saving Club has now opened bookings for the Summer Nipper Program and is advising families to get in quickly as it is a first come first served basis. Last season the club ran the program for 200 children across the U7 to U14 age groups. The program is designed to improve beach […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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